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Research Associate 1-B/H NE

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH
Closing date
Aug 8, 2022

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The main focus of research led by Dr. Billur Akkaya is elucidating the molecular machinery underlying interactions of regulatory T cells with antigen presenting cells in the context of autoimmunity and cancer to reveal new specific targets for precision therapies. Akkaya Lab uses state-of-the art techniques to find immunotherapies against diseases including Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors and other solid tissue tumors and is affiliated to the Department of Neurology, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity and Pelotonia Institute for Immunooncology at the OSU Medical Center.

Research Associate 1-B/H who participates in planning, design, execution, and management of research projects in a foundational (basic) biological/health science research laboratory investigating in the Department of Neurology; participates in developing and implementing goals and objectives of studies; designs and executes complex laboratory experiments; performs advanced molecular and cellular techniques; collects, analyzes and interprets research data; assists with development and implementation of new and/or revised research methodologies and techniques; tests experimental designs, sampling techniques, and analytical methods and make recommendations for utilization; assists in establishment of controls, criteria and research standards; performs critical analysis of literature relevant to research being undertaken; assists in the preparation of research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentation at national and international conferences and workshops, and in the writing of project reports, articles and other documents; assists principal investigator in the preparation of proposals to obtain new or renewal of extramural funding in support of research; coordinates laboratory activities and work assignments of postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and laboratory research staff; oversees and coordinates periodic maintenance and testing of laboratory equipment; performs additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Skills/Experience Required/Desired

Master's degree in an appropriate biological/health science or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Ability to translate, adapt and apply academic and/or practical knowledge in the conduct of biological/health science research is required. Experience in a biological/health science research capacity is preferred. Requires successful completion of a background check; qualified candidates may be asked to complete a pre-employment physical, including a drug screen.
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